Dr. Wild received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Vermont, College of Medicine. Heis board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. His internship and residency training were at Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He served five years as an active duty officer with the United States (U.S.) Army Medical Corps and also served as a Department of Defense civilian emergency medicine specialist at Martin Army Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia. Dr. Wild earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Dartmouth College, his Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, DC, and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Columbia University Graduate Business School, in New York City.
Dr. Wild has 30 years of experience as a practicing emergency physician ranging from small rural Georgia hospitals to large university teaching centers. He has served on the Medical School faculties of Boston University, University of Massachusetts, and Brown University and was Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Chief of Emergency Services at a teaching hospital of Brown University Medical School. He has taught emergency medicine, health policy, and legal medicine to resident physicians and medical students. Dr. Wild has served as President of the Rhode Island College of Emergency Physicians and as chairman or member of several American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and American Medical Association (AMA) national committees dealing with government affairs, coding, and physician reimbursement.
Dr. Wild is an active member of the Massachusetts and U.S. Federal Bar. He has practiced as a health care attorney with a large Boston law firm representing hospitals, physicians, skilled nursing facilities, and a major Boston teaching hospital. He was medical director of Medicare’s direct fiscal intermediary in Baltimore and also CMS (then HCFA) Chief Medical Officer for reimbursement policy during the initial implementation the Hospital Prospective Payment (DRG) system. He subsequently served on the Medicare Prospective Payment Assessment Commission staff (now MedPac).